I first stumbled across The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin whilst reading Pam Medhurst's newsletter in December 2013. Pam is my (very good very good yeah!) yoga teacher and in her newsletter she mentioned that she was thinking of being part of a Happiness Group, inspired by the book, and was inviting people to join her. As I was intrigued but had never read the book, I had a quick look at Gretchen Rubin's website and decided to click on Pam's e-mail link to find out more. I was already on a kind of happiness quest of my own. I am trying to learn new skills and explore my talents, so that I can find work which is more meaningful to me than my current job, and in turn make me happier. So I figured a Happiness Group might help me in my quest.
I was transitioning to a new laptop, so I was reading my e-mails on my phone and then discovered that outgoing e-mails were no longer being sent from my phone!!! So my 'yes I'm interested tell me more' e-mail didn't send to Pam. After several attempts I forgot all about it until I came across Pam's newsletter again once my laptop was up and running and I finally e-mailed her. As it turns out it was the same week of the first meeting of the newly formed Happiness Group and I only just got Pam's reply in time to attend that meeting. What a very fortunate coincidence for I have really enjoyed being part of this group so far.
Whilst I felt slightly apprehensive about attending that first meeting of the group, I need not have feared, for I met a lovely, friendly, and supportive group of ladies and had a very enjoyable evening. I feel that the Hey Happiness Group has already brought me happiness in the following ways: